Based on my medium to heavy usage from when I started using this smartphone, the average performance from full charge to depletion with X Mode disabled is 11 hours and 26 minutes. This involves significant screen on time and usage of multi-core applications and games. Some games are predetermined to operate at its optimum level while other games are customized to run with X mode enabled.
The ROG Phone 3 has everything it takes to take the crown from its predecessor! This is, by far, the fastest smartphone I have reviewed this year.
Despite its shortcomings – thermals, heft, and problematic front video camera performance (which I will talk about in our upcoming camera review), ROG Phone is the best value gaming flagship smartphone in the market. Is it our gaming smartphone of the year? Definitely! Should we recommend that you buy it? Yes, but only if you’re looking for a gaming smartphone!